News archive from 1 April 2011

Palestinian engineer kidnapped in Ukraine appears in Israeli court

Palestinian engineer kidnapped in Ukraine appears in Israeli court

A Palestinian engineer who is believed to have been abducted from Ukraine by the Israeli secret service, Mossad, denied he had done anything wrong when he appeared in court on Thursday . Prosecutors asked the court in Petah Tikva in central Israel to...

 
HENSON SET FOR TOULON BOW

HENSON SET FOR TOULON BOW

Gavin Henson has revealed that he is set to make his debut for Toulon in their home Top 14 clash with Stade Francais. The Wales centre has not played for the club since joining them at the start of February. The 29-year-old, who has won 31 caps for...

Daily Star, 22:07 in Sport
 
Why must action heroines wear S&M stripper outfits to kick butt?

Why must action heroines wear S&M stripper outfits to kick butt?

I often fantasise about kicking ass, but only now, with Sucker Punch, do I see I've been getting it wrong. For a genuine sense of empowerment, I should have been daydreaming about dancing in a brothel dressed in bustier and stay-up stockings. Or maybe...

 
Gary Megson wants his passion for Sheffield Wednesday to rub off | Louise Taylor

Gary Megson wants his passion for Sheffield Wednesday to rub off | Louise Taylor

Gary Megson's ginger hair is thinning but the remaining strands still shine bonfire bright. They mirror a personality that, apart from fulfilling almost every stereotype about fiery redheads, offers Sheffield Wednesday a lifeline their players have...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 

Oil jumps to 2-1/2-year highs, posts big Q1 gains

Oil remained supported by geopolitical supply risks and signs of economic growth after the most volatile quarter for the oil market since the end of 2008, analysts said. Prices built on early gains after a report that U.S. jobless claims fell last...

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 
The Catalans' quandary | Josep Ramoneda

The Catalans' quandary | Josep Ramoneda

The Basque country and Catalonia have always dreamed of having their own national sports teams, much like those of the different countries of Britain. Asked about this years ago while he was still playing football, Pep Guardiola (now the Barcelona...

 
The key Libyans who have defected - and those who still support Gaddafi

The key Libyans who have defected - and those who still support Gaddafi

DefectorsMajor General Abdul-Fattah Younis, defected 22 February Former interior minister and now chief-of-staff of the Libyan revolution was one of the most important figures to abandon Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime. He ordered his soldiers to...

 
Dame Elizabeth Taylor, actress, died on March 23rd, aged 79

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, actress, died on March 23rd, aged 79

BESOTTED with her radiant beauty, men lined up to lay huge jewels at Elizabeth Taylor’s feet. Their size didn’t matter so much to her, she said. Though the Krupp diamond was 33.19 carat, flaming with life when the light shone through it, and the...

 
Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll

Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll

In my mind, the Vanlose Stairway of Van Morrison's song was always a majestic affair; not quite the full Scarlett O'Hara, but certainly something with a little grandeur. I'm not sure when I learned that it was, in reality, not much more than a flight...

 
Sucker Punch – review

Sucker Punch – review

Sucker Punch Production year: 2011 Country: Rest of the world Cert (UK): 12A Runtime: 109 mins Directors: Zack Snyder Cast: Abbie Cornish, Carla Gugino, Emily Browning, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac, Scott Glenn, Vanessa Hudgens More...

 
About Group: Alexis Taylor swaps Hot Chip for jazz improv

About Group: Alexis Taylor swaps Hot Chip for jazz improv

In the Barbican arts centre in London, lurking around the foyer, we find a Mercury prize-nominated pop star. A yellow alice band holds his silvery curls back from his face. His glasses have transparent frames and his sweater is too big for him. He...

 
Time running out for Aston Villa's gaffe-prone Gérard Houllier

Time running out for Aston Villa's gaffe-prone Gérard Houllier

It has got to the stage with Gérard Houllier where it is starting to feel like a matter of when and not if he leaves Aston Villa. The club's board continues to claim that is not the case but a series of PR disasters, frequent stories of player unrest...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
Nicolas Anelka accepts Chelsea's rotation of strikers

Nicolas Anelka accepts Chelsea's rotation of strikers

Nicolas Anelka has said he would feel frustrated at being rotated by Carlo Ancelotti if he were still a young player but the striker accepts that, aged 32 and with Fernando Torres now at Chelsea, he will be given the occasional rest. "Personally...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
Gérard Houlier believes Aston Villa have the unity to avoid relegation

Gérard Houlier believes Aston Villa have the unity to avoid relegation

Gérard Houllier believes that he retains the complete backing of the Aston Villa chairman, Randy Lerner, despite the club's precarious position one point above the relegation zone and mounting unrest from the supporters. The Villa manager was in...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
The worst father in the world? Tony Curtis neglected his children. Now they're having to sue for a share of his £37million fortune

The worst father in the world? Tony Curtis neglected his children. Now they're having to sue for a share of...

To his millions of fans he was the last of the great matinee idols, the most handsome of all Hollywood stars and a man whose incredible sexual career encompassed a fling with Marilyn Monroe and a period of taking showgirls "two a day" like...

 


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